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by Rene Steinke

Author: Rene Steinke
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: William Morrow; 1 edition (March 15, 2005)
Pages: 368 pages
Category: Fiction and Literature
Rating: 4.5
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Steinke shows palpable admiration and respect for her proto-feminist protagonist. This is an intelligent, spirited work that stimulates interest in the baroness’s work and times.

Steinke shows palpable admiration and respect for her proto-feminist protagonist. The baroness’s antics make the Andy Warhol crowd seem tame by comparison. Steinke is a consummate prose stylist.

I love this book, and I am not much for nonfiction or biographies. It is an incredibly rich and fascinating read, and if even a quarter of Elsa's life was truly as it is portrayed in Holy Skirts, she.

No one in 1917 New York had ever encountered a woman like the Bar-oness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven - poet, artist, proto-punk rocker, sexual libertine, fashion avatar, and unrepentant troublemaker. I love this book, and I am not much for nonfiction or biographies. Пользовательский отзыв - lauriebrown54 - LibraryThing.

In a beautifully written novel, René Steinke paints an exquisite portrait of this woman and her time - an era of cataclysmic change that witnessed brutal war, technological innovation, the rise of urban living, and an irrevocable shift in the lives of women, who, like Elsa, struggled to create their own destinies. Holy Skirts is a celebration of resilience and imagination, anexploration of the world in which the modern woman was born, and a testament to the lost bohemia.

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Rene Steinke is an American novelist. She is the author of three novels: The Fires (1999), Holy Skirts (2005), and Friendswood (2014)

Rene Steinke is an American novelist. She is the author of three novels: The Fires (1999), Holy Skirts (2005), and Friendswood (2014). Holy Skirts, a novel based on the life of the Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, was a finalist for the 2005 National Book Award. Her essays and articles have appeared in The New York Times, Vogue, O: the Oprah Magazine, Bookforum, and elsewhere.

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Город: BrooklynПодписчиков: 1 ты. себе: Novelist. 2016 Guggenheim Fellow. Author of Friendswood; Holy Skirts;The Fires.

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In 1917 no one had ever seen a woman like the Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven. She regally stalked the streets of Greenwich Village wearing a bustle with a flashing taillight, a brassiere made from tomato cans, or a birdcage necklace; declaimed her poems to sailors in beer halls; and enthusiastically modeled in the nude for artists such as Man Ray and Marcel Duchamp, setting the city ablaze with her antics. Before today's outsized celebrities, there was the Baroness -- poet and artist, proto-punk rocker, sexual libertine, fashion avatar, and troublemaker. At the center of the Dadaist circle, the Baroness transformed herself into a living, breathing work of art.

Holy Skirts is a vivid imagining of the Baroness's story. Beginning in 1904, with Elsa's burlesque performance onstage in Berlin's Wintergarten cabaret, the adventures continue across Europe, through turbulent marriages and love affairs, until the Baroness finally lands in New York City, just before America enters the war. As she befriends Greenwich Village artists and writers, she defines herself as a poet, even as she breaks the bonds of female propriety.

In a beautifully written novel, René Steinke paints an exquisite portrait of this woman and her time -- an era of cataclysmic change that witnessed brutal war, technological innovation, the rise of urban living, and an irrevocable shift in the lives of women, who, like Elsa, struggled to create their own destinies. Holy Skirts is a celebration of resilience and imagination, anexploration of the world in which the modern woman was born, and a testament to the lost bohemia.